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Roger Waters, The Wall - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Branded An Antisemite

The recent dust-up between Thom Yorke of Radiohead and a group of musicians, actors and politicians that includes Roger Waters has spilled over into a petition making accusations about Waters political views.

June 9, 2017
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Apollonia Writes Birthday Letter To Prince

Apollonia Kotero, the actress, singer and model who slipped into the female lead in the Prince film Purple Rain when Vanity dropped out, has written a birthday message to the late singer on what would have been his 59th birthday.

June 9, 2017
Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Carole King Concert To Screen In Theatres In USA

The concert film Tapestry: Captured Live at Hyde Park London, which captures Carole King's first and, to date, only performance of her landmark album in its entirety, will play in theaters on July 11 at 7 PM local time.

June 9, 2017
Carl Driggs
R.I.P. Carl Driggs of Paul Revere & The Raiders

Carl (Carlo) Driggs, who was part of the bands Kracker and Foxy in the 70's and was lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders from 1983 to 2004, died on May 31 at his home in Miami, FL after suffering a sudden heart attack.

June 8, 2017
Guitarist Stuart Fraser of Noiseworks performs as part of the Red Hot Summer tour in Mornington at the Mornington Racecourse on 23 January 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Scalper Preferred Site Viagogo Selling Charity Tickets At Inflated Prices Ahead of On-Sale Date

Viagogo, the go-to site for scalpers, is selling tickets to the Stuart Fraser fundraiser at up to four times the tickets face value.

June 8, 2017
Courtney Barnett . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Are Making An Album Together

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile will release an album together and then tour the USA to play the songs live.

June 8, 2017
Woodstock Site Added To National Register of Historic Places

On August 15 to 17, 1969, an estimated 400,000 people traveled by any means possible to the farm of Max Yasgur for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival.

June 8, 2017
Margaret Court Arena
Google Maps Renames Margaret Court Arena In The Name Of Evonne Goolagong

Google Maps has mysteriously renamed the Margaret Court Arena the Evonne Goolagong Arena following the homophobic spray Court has spat across Australia over past weeks.

June 8, 2017
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Has His Own Coffee Blend

You know you are getting old when you favourite metal bands start lending their name to coffee beans. Introducing the Benante Blend from Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee Co. Its named after Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante.

June 8, 2017
London Grammar
London Grammar To Play Two Nights At Sydney Opera House

London Grammar will perform two shows in Sydney at the Opera House in September.

June 8, 2017
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lionel Richie And Chic To Tour Australia Together

Lionel Richie will team up with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers for his All Night Long tour.

June 8, 2017
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Keith Urban Wins Four CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban were among the big winners at the 2017 Country Music Television Awards on Wednesday (June 7).

June 8, 2017
Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo
There Is More Elvis Presley On The Way

Since his death in 1977, RCA has repackaged and mined the vaults for the music of Elvis Presley in every conceivable combination.

June 8, 2017
Eric Carmen Raspberries
2004 Raspberries Reunion Concert To Be Released As Live Album

On November 24, 2004, the original four members of the Raspberries, Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley and Jim Bonfanti, came together to play their first concert in over thirty years.

June 8, 2017
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Prince Estate Sue Producers Of Unauthorised Show

Executors for Prince's estate are planning a legal assault on the producers of an unauthorized Purple Rain musical, featuring the late singer's songs.

June 8, 2017
Six Abba Solo Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl

ABBA: four letters; four unique talents. Collectively, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are known for creating some of the most vital pop music in the world; individually, however, they were just as creative.

June 8, 2017
Jeff Buckley
Historic Jeff Buckley 1995 Sydney Show Is Streaming At Double J

Double J is streaming an historic Jeff Buckley Sydney show from this first every Australian tour in 1995.

June 7, 2017
The Dives
Paul Stanley’s Son Has A Band Called The Dives

New York The Dives features Evan Stanley, son of Kiss legend Paul, but according to Evan “You won’t hear anything that sounds like KISS at The Dives’ show.”

June 7, 2017
This Wild Life photo by Rowan Daly
This Wild Life Shares ‘Break Me’ Ahead of Australian Tour

This Wild Life revealed ‘Break Me’ this week, ahead of their Australian tour in October.

June 7, 2017
Son Little, music news,
Son Little Debuts New Track ‘Blue Magic (Waikiki)’

Grammy winning Son Little has previewed his second album ‘New Magic’ with a song called ‘Blue Magic (Waikiki)’.

June 7, 2017
Rhys Darby
Rhys Darby To Return For Just For Laughs 2017

NZ comedian Rhys Darby will be back in Australia for Just For Laughs in August.

June 7, 2017
David Bowie by Ros O'Gorman
Iman Pays Tribute To David Bowie On Their 25th Wedding Anniversary

David Bowie's widow Iman remembered what would have been the couple's 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (June 6) by sharing a sweet photo of the pair online.

June 7, 2017
Roger Waters, The Wall - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Responds To Thom Yorke Israel Controversy

Roger Waters has responded to Thom Yorke's comments in Rolling Stone about Waters' and others criticism of Radiohead playing a July 19 show in Tel Aviv.

June 7, 2017
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pete Townshend To Tour Classic Quadrophenia In The USA

Pete Townshend is bringing his Classic Quadrophenia to the U.S. in September for four performances.

June 7, 2017
Cyndi Lauper at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Cyndi Lauper Starts Work On Working Girl Musical

Cyndi Lauper is going to take another crack at the Great White Way, writing the score for an adaptation of the 1988 film Working Girl.

June 7, 2017
London Grammar
London Grammar Not A Singles Band

All of this week on Beats 1, London Grammar are Julie’s UK Represent ahead of their new album dropping this Friday. They discuss the new album, working with Paul Epworth, their favourite moment from this album, creating the track list, the track ‘Oh Woman, Oh Man’, Elton John calling them, being into Mabel and Loyle Carner and much more!

June 7, 2017
The Edge, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium.
U2 Expands Tour of the Americas

U2 have added new U.S. dates for their Joshua Tree Tour 2017 along with five shows in South America.

June 7, 2017
Noel Gallagher: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Chris Martin Praises Noel Gallagher After Liam Comments

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has publicly thanked Noel Gallagher for allowing the rockers to cover Oasis songs at the One Love Manchester charity concert, a day after his brother Liam blasted him online.

June 7, 2017
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bette Midler Wins Drama Desk Award

On Sunday night (June 4), the winners were announced for the 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards with Bette Midler taking the second of the New York Theater trifecta of awards.

June 7, 2017
Miranda Lambert, music news,
Miranda Lambert Stuck In Elevator At CMT Awards

Miranda Lambert's week got off to a tough start on Monday (05Jun17) when she found herself trapped in an elevator en route to the CMT Music Awards rehearsal.

June 6, 2017